The North Van Run from the Broadway Running Room to the North Vancouver Running Room in the Westview Plaza Shopping Centre and back is an old favourite. There’s no better way to get to the North Shore than following the beaches to Stanley Park, and then bound up the Rawlings and Bridle trails to Prospect Point and over the Lions Gate Bridge (this version of the run takes the east deck of the Lions Gate over to North Van and returns on the west deck). Once in North Van, we take not-so-scenic Marine Drive to Fell and then up the peaceful Mosquito Creek trail to Queens Road and over to Westview Drive to the Running Room before returning the way we came.
Sticklers for precise distances will note that with the east side Lions Gate Bridge crossing the run is just shy of 32k, but those same folks will probably have already accounted for that by running the extra loop of Second Beach Pool in honour of Rich Widdifield, or have added the Yu Turn around Kits Point to the end of their run puttting them safely over 32k for the run.
Click here for the main North Van Run route on FriendFit.com and here for details of the alternate, east side crossing of the Lions Gate Bridge